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I am using rsync -n for dry run to get the file list for the download. I wondered what does mean in the dry run out:

/somedir/somefile => someotherdir/somerotherfile

What is the "=>" symbol for ?

EDIT

I found it!!! It is a hard linked file. for more information: man rsyncd.conf

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do leave your findings as an answer –  Sathya Oct 19 '10 at 13:15
    
Always RTM 1st! ;) –  ricbax Oct 19 '10 at 14:05
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its an arrow :) as in this is going to move from here ---> to there

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No, it is a hard linked file :). for more information: man rsyncd.conf –  Arman Oct 19 '10 at 13:12
    
ill look this up when i get back to a nix machine, but im pretty sure on my machine i get that for every single file. oddness. –  Sirex Oct 19 '10 at 13:44
    
i looked this up. When i use rsync its part of a backup shell script, but the script actually ditches the rsync output to /dev/null and part of its own logged output is like [dir from] ===> [dir to]. doh ! ;p I'd better change that as it'll confuse in the future i expect. –  Sirex Oct 20 '10 at 10:29
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